The Groundsman

February 2015

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With the establishment of a new training facility Portsmouth Community Football Club requires an additional member of its Groundstaff in order to ensure the training pitches are maintained to an exceptional standard. The Club is owned by its supporters and as such has a unique "family" atmosphere in which to work. The successful applicant will have experience in the preparation and maintenance of football pitches and be qualified in the use and operation of tractors, mowing equipment and other relevant machinery. In addition PA1 PA2 and PA6 licences are a requirement of the role. The successful applicant will be based at the training ground which is conveniently situated close to the M27, major bus routes and rail links at Cosham and Hilsea. A flexible attitude to all tasks is required and as the Club is in League 2 it will be necessary to work weekends when required to assist with preparation and maintenance of the Fratton Park pitch. Please forward your CV to: Ian Home, HR Manager HELP WANTED APPLY WITHIN For more information contact: Paul Hawkins @ TSP Media 01952 234 000 Advertise your vacancy online and in the next issue Job Description: At a busy community sports club in South West London you will work with an experienced Head Groundsman to look after several different sports surfaces (including cricket, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, rugby and school sports), associated facilities and landscaped areas. Job Responsibilities: As directed by the Head Groundsman: • maintain a range of sports surfaces and facilities to provide safe, high quality playing surfaces • mark out and set up playing pitches • safe use and operation of equipment and machinery • minor repairs as required to clubhouse, outbuildings etc • minor construction and landscaping work • keep work area clean, tidy and secure at all times • maintain good relationships with colleagues, volunteers, members and other users. Candidate Profile: You will enjoy working outdoors, with the challenge of maintaining high quality sports playing surfaces that can support heavy use. You will be flexible, approachable and a good team worker, self-motivated and keen to learn through a professional development programme. You will have or be willing to gain: • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Sports Turf Maintenance • a valid driving licence • machinery competence (tractors, mowers, cultivators) • formal training in manual handling • awareness of Health and Safety Legislation • pesticide certification Terms and Conditions Full time, 40 hours/week including lunch. 20 days annual leave. Flexible hours are required, including Saturday morning work in the cricket season. Salary up to £20,000 depending on skills and experience. THE SPENCER CLUB Position: Groundsperson To apply please send a CV and covering letter – to include relevant experience, current salary/salary expectations and the names of two referees to For further information about the Club please visit RECRUITMENT 48 the Groundsman February 2015

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